The Mohawk Valley Community College Cultural Series will present a production of Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl’s “Dead Man’s Cell Phone,” directed by MVCC Professor Emeritus Jim Gifford, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, April 11-13, in Schafer Theater at the College’s Utica Campus, 1101 Sherman Drive. Admission is $5 general, $2 for MVCC employees, and free for MVCC students.

The play begins with an incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet café, a stranger at the next table who has had enough, and a dead man with a lot of loose ends. The wildly imaginative comedy has a few things to say about how we memorialize the dead — and how that remembering changes us — morality, redemption, and the need to connect in a technologically obsessed world.

Tickets for all Cultural Series events can be purchased in person at the MVCC Box Office, Information Technology Building room 106, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday, and at the College Stores on the Utica and Rome Campuses; online any time at; or over the phone by calling 315-731-5721. Most Cultural Series events are $5 or less to the general public and many are free. Events include concerts, comedians, lectures, film screenings and discussions, workshops, family fun events, and more. The Cultural Series is brought to you by MVCC’s Cultural Events Council, in collaboration with MVCC’s Program Board, with significant support from the Student Activity Fee. The series maintains a major social media presence that can be followed on Facebook at “MVCC Cultural Series.” For the complete series lineup and ticket sales, visit